Posted: 15 May 2014 12:38 PM PDT
Between half and one-third of smokers presented with corrective statements about the dangers of smoking indicated that some of the information was new to them and motivated them to quit, finds a new study. "The tobacco industry systematically deceived the public for decades, denying that smoking was dangerous or addictive," explained one of the study's authors, adding that cigarette makers were actually designing their products to be more addictive to increase sales.
Posted: 15 May 2014 10:22 AM PDT
A single episode of binge drinking can have significant negative health effects resulting in bacteria leaking from the gut, leading to increased levels of endotoxins in the blood, clinical scientists have found. Greater gut permeability and increased endotoxin levels have been linked to many of the health issues related to chronic drinking, including alcoholic liver disease.
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